Community colleges can decide on immi...

Community colleges can decide on immigrants

There are 9 comments on the story from Jul 28, 2008, titled Community colleges can decide on immigrants. In it, reports that:

North Carolina's community college system, which had barred illegal immigrants from seeking degrees until it got a legal opinion from federal authorities, was told it can decide the issue itself.

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Cornelius, NC

#1 Jul 28, 2008
It is asinine, moronic and a violation of law that illegal aliens are allowed into colleges at all. I would argue that it is in violation of the 'aiding and abetting' statute in the 1986 IRCA.
Even if illegal aliens were to pay out of state tuition, it would not cover the entire cost of their education because of capital costs, often conveniently left out (or purposely lessened) in the total costs calculations. Therefore, taxpayer subsidization of illegal aliens would occur. Also, why would any legislator allow an illegal alien to take a seat in college from a deserving American citizen or legal immigrant?

Seats in colleges are a limited and highly coveted resource, why the hell would you put an illegal alien into one?

Also, why should we be in the business of educating and training a group of people who are illegally here and cannot legally be employed?

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#2 Jul 28, 2008
Illegal aliens should not be allowed to attend ANY schools. That would provide yet another reason for their parents NOT to come here.

This is ridiculous. Illegal is illegal.

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Jul 28, 2008
Sure reward criminals by giving them educations.
Be best if after applying for enrollment deport their a$$es!

Fort Smith, AR

#4 Jul 28, 2008
It goes completely into the line of aiding and abedding criminals here. Colleges should probably start getting sued.
asian guy


#5 Jul 28, 2008
the federal authorities who are saying that community colleges are given the decision to allow illegals to attend their schools is - BREAKING the law.

find out who these people are who are representing themselves as the "federal authorities", and my guess you will find pro-illegals if not illegals themselves.

the enemy is within us.
K u l t u r k a m p f

Howell, NJ

#6 Jul 28, 2008
Warning to all community colleges! Do not accept this guy:

You faaaaakaaaaaahS!!!!
K u l t u r k a m p f

Howell, NJ

#7 Jul 28, 2008
He posted #5

Since: Jul 08

Canyon Country, CA

#8 Jul 29, 2008

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#9 Jul 29, 2008
" The state attorney general was advised by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that "states may bar or admit illegal aliens from enrolling in public post-secondary institutions either as a matter of policy or through legislation."

The ICE letter was signed by former Mecklenburg County Sheriff Jim Pendergraph, now executive director of ICE's Office of State and Local Coordination.

Pendergraph said state policy or legislation "must use federal immigration status standards to identify which applicants are illegal aliens.

Federal law passed in 1996 prohibits illegal aliens from receiving in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education. Specifically, Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Title 8, Chapter 14, Sec. 1623(a)) states: "an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident."

That means if you give in-state tuition to illegal aliens,then you have to give it to anyone else,which includes legal immigrants and students from other states!

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